Moving to Australia on your own? Think again

12 June 2018 | UK/Ireland GPs | 2 minutes read

Moving to Australia on your own? Think again

Moving to Australia? Obviously, you know that you need to get help with the lengthy and complex registration process in order to be able to work here as a doctor. But when moving countries there is much more to think about as you set up your new life and become a contractor in a GP clinic.

At Alecto Australia we focus on transition support as one of the most crucial parts of the process. Over the years we have developed a range of systems to support GPs through many different aspects of the transition process.

We provide advice through our partners on:

  • Taxation
  • Medical Indemnity insurance
  • Financial planning
  • Medicare billing
  • Life insurance and superannuation

We also provide our GPs with a step to step guide on what to do when they arrive including:

  • Setting up a bank account
  • How to get a Tax File Number (TFN) and Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • How to obtain an Australian driver’s license
  • Support on which suburbs to live in and the best routes to and from your workplace
  • Where to send your kids to school and advice on the best weekend activities

Basically, any questions you have we can answer and on top of this we love to meet GPs as soon as they arrive to put a face to the name after months of email and phone communication!

It is crucial to have this support from those who are on the ground and know the area well, otherwise you could run into problems down the track.

We also believe in strong relationships at Alecto Australia and enjoy catching up with GPs at our regular Alecto Connect events around Australia. Alecto Connect is also an opportunity to socialise and network with other GPs, you don’t have to work with us to come along to these events as they are open to all GPs.

When you are thinking about moving and using a recruitment agency, make sure you know the full service they offer and whether this includes registration and transition support. It’s always best to have professional help, which of course is also free for you!

The team at Alecto Australia look forward to working with you in the future.


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